FILE - Environment Minister Yassmin Fouad
CAIRO, 18 Jan 2019: Environment Minister Yassmin Fouad and Tourism Minister Rania el Mashat discussed on Thursday boosting bilateral cooperation to achieve sustainable tourism and preserve nature protectorates and areas surrounding tourist attractions.
Fouad said the ministry is now trying to promote public awareness on the importance of preserving natural resources, saying the ministry is trying to involve citizens into environmental work and local communities into development tracks.
Mashat underlined the importance of stepping up cooperation with the environment ministry within the coming period as regards the application of the structural reform program launched by the ministry to develop the tourism sector.
The program aims at achieving sustainable tourism and applying international criteria to preserve natural wealthes.